News - Pacific and General
6 Dec 2016
Developing countries are creating contactless economies because they’re not being held back by an “archaic” banking system, according to WorldRemit Founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed. Speaking at...
27 Nov 2016
Naked, with two lifejackets pinned under each arm, Iripa Iripa crawled up Muriwai Beach. Iripa had covered two kilometres to reach shore from the wreckage of the Francie fishing charter, and had...
22 Nov 2016
More than 700 rugby union players have been exported from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga but for many it has become a fast track to misery. Utopia has never existed in professional rugby union and never...
9 Nov 2016
The GSMA has issued a report that looks at the impact of mobile money on reducing the cost of international remittances. The findings show that the cost of sending international remittances with...
7 Nov 2016
Controversial Australian rugby league star Andrew Fifita has a simple message for Kiwi youngsters facing mental illness. "It ain't weak to speak." The NRL star will speak to young...
27 Oct 2016
Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o is the owner of the Community Café at the Mangere Arts Centre in the heart of Mangere on the outskirts of South Auckland. The area has a high concentration of...
25 Oct 2016
Anne Thorp, ambassador for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation said 3,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in New Zealand. She told a “Pink in Paris” fundraising...
25 Oct 2016
A new Pacific business venture hopes to change negative stereotypes around traditional Pacific dishes often seen as unhealthy. The project, led by award-winning chef Robert Oliver, will see the...